It seems that the world is full of mystics and prophets and would-be saints. They are here, because so many of us are asking questions about our spiritual natures. So, naturally, everywhere we turn, someone has “the answer”.
Amidst an often chaotic jumble of spiritual messages, beliefs and practices, it is difficult, to say the least, to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff.
The acid test of the value of any message promising spiritual enlightenment is to ask two basic questions; one personal, the other practical.
First question: Where am I going?
For those of us with a serious desire to “come up higher”, this question may be answered by identifying our life’s goals. Do we want to know God? Do we recognize the existence of our soul and its potential to expand, to transcend the human theater and ascend to higher planes of consciousness?
By whatever terms and definitions we choose to apply a higher meaning to our lives, the answer to the question of where we are going can be seen through our goals.
And having a goal or destination, we must next ask ourselves if what we are being told or taught will help us achieve our goals and get us where we’re we want to go.
To put this question in its simplest terms, we may simply ask ourselves:
Will “this” (whatever it is) get me there?
Regarding the teachings delivered by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, the question of where we are going might be summarized this way: we are divine souls with the potential to become the Christ, and our path is one of transcending the earthly human plane to reunite with the heart of God.
For decades, Elizabeth Clare Prophet has given us directions for our spiritual quest through the teachings of the saints and sages of East and West, known to us as the Ascended Masters.
Both Mrs. Prophet and her church have always recognized and respected the truth in all of the world’s religions. There is no proverbial ax to grind, nor has there ever been a hidden agenda behind the dissemination of the Ascended Masters’ teachings.
It is for truth and truth alone that these wonderful messages have been made available to the world.
This is liberation theology in its truest and most basic sense.
For those who read biased and outdated press information about The Summit Lighthouse or read highly subjective and factually inaccurate biographical material from a daughter who has issues being the offspring of a famous mother, then the quality of the message from Mrs. Prophet can be easily misconstrued, discounted or obscured altogether.
But the truth—and true value—of the message must be viewed in its own light, and not through flawed and fractured lens. Our souls know the truth, and that truth can be perceived in answer to the second question above: Will this get me there?
Each person’s answer to this question will be clear if read in the heart.
The teachings that Mrs. Prophet delivered—and continues to deliver today through her many published writings available worldwide in 29 languages—contain the blueprint for graduation from Earth’s challenging schoolroom. They tell us plainly where we’re going…and how to get there.
For those of us who count ourselves blessed to have come into contact with these teachings, no amount of opposition could ever be enough to mar their purity or value.
The world yearns to know the truth, for the truth, indeed, will set you free.
Reading “In My Own Words: Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Mystic,” one is struck immediately by the very human nature of this remarkable woman and spiritual teacher. Here is someone we can truly relate to, not some remote and untouchable icon of the New Age. And, in gaining this highly personal glimpse of this highly visible figure, we come to understand something of the path we all share.
Through a series of both ordinary and extraordinary experiences and encounters, the mileposts of Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s life and mission come into focus. Her story is inspirational and uplifting, primarily because of what we learn about her own human nature. Through her words, we are able to see ourselves. And, through her choices, we are able to see something noble and holy about our human lives and our divine potential.